Not one to disappoint his fans, drummer MIKE PORTNOY (ADRENALINE MOB, ex-DREAM THEATER) has issued his annual year-end wrap-up featuring his favourite CDs, films and TV shows of 2012. An excerpt from the list is available below:
Mike Portnoy's Top 10 CDs Of 2012:
1) VAN HALEN - A Different Kind Of Truth
2) GOJIRA - L'Enfant Sauvage
3) BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME - The Parallax II: Future Sequence
4) SLASH - Apocalyptic Love
5) KILL DEVIL HILL - s/t
6) STONE SOUR - House Of Gold & Bones Pt.1
7) PAUL GILBERT - Vibrato
8) MUSE - The 2nd Law
9) BEND SINISTER - Small Fame
10) BEARDFISH - The Void
Honorable Mentions: FOXY SHAZAM, BEN FOLDS FIVE, DEVIN TOWNSEND, LAMB OF GOD, FIONA APPLE, RUSH, OVERKILL, SOUNDGARDEN, DEFTONES.
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Portnoy will be on tour in Europe as part of the NEAL MORSE BAND through February and March when Morse hits the road with THE FLOWER KINGS. Dates are listed below, venues are due to be confirmed soon.
22 - Stockholm, Sweden
23 - Malmö, Sweden
25 - Hamburg, Germany
26 - Cologne, Germany
27 - Pratteln, Switzerland
28 - Milan, Italy
1 - Barcelona, Spain
2 - Madrid, Spain
5 - Rüsselsheim, Germany
6 - Zoertermeer, Holland
7 - London, England
Footage from Morse's October 5th show in Mexico City has surfaced featuring Morse and drummer Portnoy switching places for a cover of THE OSMONDS' 1972 hit 'Crazy Horses'. Check it out below.
The new MORSE/PORTNOY/GEORGE album - featuring Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy and Randy George - was released on May 22nd via Radiant Records. The complete tracklist is as follows:
2012 Momentum Sessions:
'Lido Shuffle' (BOZ SCAGGS)
'I Saw The Light' (TODD RUNDGREN)
'Rikki Don't Lose That Number' (STEELY DAN)
'Teacher' (JETHRO TULL)
'Driven To Tears' (THE POLICE)
'Come Sail Away (STYX)
'Southern Man / Needle And The Damage Done / Cinnamon Girl' (NEIL YOUNG)
2008 Lifeline Sessions:
'Crazy Horses' (THE OSMONDS)
'Lemons Never Forget' (THE BEE GEES)
'The Letter' (JOE COCKER version)
'(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding' (ELVIS COSTELLO)
'Starless' (KING CRIMSON)
The album is available exclusively through www.radiantrecords.com.
A clip of the trio performing 'Crazy Horses' is available below. Guitars on the track were performed by Paul Gilbert (MR. BIG), who does not appear in the clip. Previously released footage of the trio covering the Styx classic 'Come Sail Away' is also available.